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EarthLink website
asking users to enter three pieces of information in two fields, 200
hitting a dead end using, 72-73, 74
multiple logins required for an auto-reply "vacation" message, 49-51
poor layout for checking DSL line status, 152-153
requiring a complete phone number to look up dial-up access phone numbers , 55
ambiguous registration page, 29, 30
home page of, 17
e-commerce websites
distrust and avoidance of, 4
missing important content, 35, 37, "Employer" data field not accepting nonalphanumeric characters , 125, requesting browser identification, 59-60, 61, 63
effective font size , Windows PC compared to Macintosh, 254
email form page, clearing when refreshed, 47, 49
embedded textual links, with alternative designs, 240
"Employer" data field, not accepting nonalphanumeric characters, 125 See University of Florida website
"Enlarge Text" button at, 251-253
Enron Corporation website
coming very close to showing a total hit count, 192
out-of-date information, 33
similar colors for followed and unfollowed links, 242, 243
underlined headings, 228
updated home page, 34, 35
Wholesale Services home page including an active link to itself, 113 See Doctor Dobb's Journal website
different terms for a single concept on the same page, 213
fixing the search page, 214
labels aligned with the bottoms of the text fields, 144, 145
modifying the navigation bar to follow convention, 272
more stringent search criteria yield more results, 185-187
search criteria not shown, 189, 190
using gray to indicate pages other than the current, 269
error messages
displayed well at, 262, 263
displaying as just another Web page, 116
geeky , 201-202
guidelines for attracting attention to, 264-265
in red on a dark blue-green background, 256
unobtrusive , 260-265
upper left rule not applicable on Web pages, 262, 264
"Error on page" error message, 260, 261
error symbols
none displayed, 260
using, 265
errors, providing a solution for, 205, best tabs on the Web, 276, 277, stealth duplicate links, 94
evaluators of websites, 5
evil defaults, 137, default checkbox set to receive news and special offers, 137
extended sessions, Web designed with no notion of, 53

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Web Bloopers. 60 Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them (Interactive Technologies)
ISBN: 1558608400
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 128
Authors: Jeff Johnson

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